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Topics: Labor Unions

Taxpayers fund top-dollar federal employee union reps through official time

By Mark Flatten | 02/03/14 12:00 AM

Taxpayers fund top-dollar federal employee union reps through official time

Hundreds of federal employees are being released from their regular jobs to work full time for their labor unions, all while drawing full salaries and benefits from the taxpayers. It adds up to millions of hours costing more than $150 million per year. Part one of a four-part series.
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Topics: Labor Unions

Public pays for government unions to lobby for more federal spending

By Mark Flatten | 02/04/14 12:00 AM

Public pays for government unions to lobby for more federal spending

With taxpayers paying the $155 million tab for official time, union officials are free to lobby for more money, more perks and more official time. Part two of the four-part series Too Big to Manage.
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Topics: Labor Unions

Federal employee unions use tax-funded official time, money to build political muscle

By Mark Flatten | 02/05/14 12:00 AM

Federal employee unions use tax-funded official time, money to build political muscle

Politically powerful federal unions don’t have to pay their people because of official time. So where does all that dues money they collect go? Much of it goes to help union-friendly Democrats in Congress. Part three of the four-part series Too Big to Manage.
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Topics: Labor Unions

Congress unwilling to offend federal employee unions by limiting official time

By Mark Flatten | 02/06/14 12:00 AM

Congress unwilling to offend federal employee unions by limiting official time

Congress has little stomach for taking on politically powerful labor unions, dooming the prospects of bills that would increase transparency and curb the cost to taxpayers. Part four of the four-part series Too Big to Manage.
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